Contaminated fuel in your Dodge Journey? Diesel in a Petrol Dodge?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Dodge is a common mistake. And its solution varies according to a few things. In the event that you would like to know what it is best to do about it then please read on.
Let us discuss the main factors to keep in mind whenever determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Dodge, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Dodge Journey is probably about 77 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3.85 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Journey will normally not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 3.85 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be completely diluted simply by entirely filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely uncommon to come across a vehicle having issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very infrequent - not impossible to find. You will discover some motor vehicles that will not stand any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.85 and 7.7 litres of Diesel in the Dodge (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever trying to decide whether to risk it and simply top it up remember that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Journey must straightaway be drained because your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Dodge and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the Journey? If you have, have it emptied irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a car that is already beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely result in progressively more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then simply just get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat associated with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable final outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you observe any of them stop driving and get it drained asap.

Do not simply get any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Dodge specialists and hold the qualifications and practical experience required to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Dodge

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Dodge? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Dodge Journey?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Dodge motorists especially. We predominantly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Dodge specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Dodge vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally the same for a large number of vehicles. Of course it may differ to some extent as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Diesel in Petrol FAQs

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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